Word on the street (ok, Pinterest really!) is that Terrazzo is back, baby! The 70s tile print is set to be everywhere and not just under your feet this year. There are a few ways to make your own Terrazzo pattern which we’ve given a go. This first way, using polymer clay is SO easy. If I can do it, a kid could definitely do it too. I turned mine into coasters using cooking cutters. They add a fleck of brightness to a table and the colour possibilities are endless.
You will need:
- 3 x Fimo clay, white
- 3 x Fimo clay, other colours
- Baking paper
- Cookie cutter (10cm diameter)
- Sharp knife (not to be used by kids!)
- Rolling pin
- Cling film
1. Squish the white clay between two sheets of cling film to a thickness of 5mm, then remove the top layer of cling film.
2. Now here comes the fun bit. Take small chunks of Fimo in a few colours and use a craft knife to cut slivers off and place them onto the white Fimo.
3. Place the cling film on top and give it a gentle roll to flatten the coloured pieces.
4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the coasters. Follow the instructions on the Fimo packet to cook the coasters. I baked the off cuts too – they may or may not end up being useful for another project!
5. Once the coasters have cooled, use a fine sandpaper to gently sand around the edges. Add a coat of varnish to finish.
Our next Terrazzo project is a plant pot made out of air dry clay. When it’s finally finished drying we’ll share it!
~Laura xx ~